Donna Zarcone has been named president of the Economic Club of Chicago. She said her goals are to line up marquee speakers, launch a strategic-planning process with member input and upgrade the club's technology. She serves on the boards of CDW, Cigna Corp. and The Duchossois Group, as well as the Chicago Club. She is the former president of Harley-Davidson Financial Service.
Donna F. Zarcone (50) has been a Director of CIGNA since 2005. Ms. Zarcone is President and Chief Executive Officer of D. F. Zarcone & Associates LLC, a strategic advisory consulting firm. She served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley- Davidson Financial Services, Inc. (a provider of wholesale and retail financing, insurance and credit card programs), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson, Inc., from 1998 until 2006. Ms. Zarcone is a Director of Jones Apparel Group, Inc., a member of the Board of Managers of Wrightwood Capital, a privately held company, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Her term as a Director of CIGNA expires in 2010.
Zarcone holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a certified public accountant.